What To Do This Weekend in Florida: Dec. 22-25, 2017

Looking for something fun to do in Florida this weekend? Check out these ideas.

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The Surfing Santas hang 10 in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve. Surfing Santas

Fun is usually just a short car ride away in Florida. So pack up the tribe and enjoy some of the amazing events and festivals that make Florida such a special place to live in and visit.

For a full list of holiday boat parades, click here.

South Florida

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Miccosukee Indian Arts & Crafts Festival December 26 – January 1, 2018 in Miami (Everglades)
Immerse yourself in South Florida’s diverse community and enjoy regional foods, alligator demonstrations and learn more about the cultures and traditions of other Indian tribes.

Take a Video Tour of Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel The Fontainebleau is an institution in South Florida. Here’s one video review of the landmark resort.

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Central Florida

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
December 21, 2017 in St. Petersburg
The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl is a college football bowl game that will feature Temple vs. Florida International.

Surfing Santas
December 24, 2017 in Cocoa Beach
Come out to watch this beloved annual Cocoa Beach tradition as hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa ride the Cocoa Beach waves.

Sunset Seasons Greetings
November 9 – December 31, 2017 in Orlando
The Magic Kingdom and Epcot can’t have ALL the fun this holiday season. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has its own spin this winter. Beginning November 9 and lasting through December 31, the park’s Sunset Boulevard is transformed for Sunset Seasons Greetings.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
November 19 through December 31, 2017 in Tampa
Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens (on select dates) with with twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, holiday shopping and a visit to Santa’s House.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
November 9-December 22, 2017 in Orlando
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is actually a separately ticketed event on select dates, so you’ll need to plan ahead if you want to attend.

Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018 in Orlando
A new holiday celebration is coming to Universal Orlando this season: Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s feature incredibly-detailed floats and balloons.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
November 24 to December 31, 2017 in Orlando
Among the new additions for 2017: a holiday dinner with Rudolph and Santa Claus at Wild Arctic.

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North Florida

Suwannee Lights
December 2- 30, 2017 in Suwannee
Enjoy over 6.5 million lights and displays that you can drive through and walk through.

Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour
November 19 – January 31, 2018 in St. Augustine
Hop on the trolley (no reservations needed), sing classic Christmas carols, and get yourself into the holiday spirit in the most convenient way.

Night of Lights
November 19 – January 31, 2018 in St. Augustine
Whether you’re out for a romantic holiday evening or in search of fun for the whole family, this 75-minute cruise from Florida Water Tours offers seasonal memories like no other.

Pensacola Winterfest
December 1-24 in Pensacola
Ranked by Florida Travel + Life as one of the top holiday events in the state, Pensacola Winterfest’s celebration features more than 400,000 dazzling white lights.

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